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UCLA offers depression screenings for incoming students
Emilia Szmyrgala turned into a zombie during midterms and finals -- a sleepless, non-showering, isolated study monster focused entirely on acing her exams. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The nurse driven to brink of suicide by anti-depressants
They are supposed to help treat the symptoms of anxiety and depression. But benzos have caused serious problems for the likes of Neil Evans and Jen Hider, who warn others about the drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Surprising Things That May Improve Breast Cancer Treatment
Being diagnosed with breast cancer can make a person feel powerless, but there are some things women can do to potentially improve how they feel throughout the process. Here are some strategies recommended by experts—and others that are still being explored—which may help improve the effectiveness and symptoms of treatment. Physical activity “Exercise is one of the best things women can do for themselves,” says Dr. Ann Partridge, director of the Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. “It doesn’t mean marathons or hot yoga, but walking three to five ti...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Breast Cancer breast cancer symptoms breast cancer treatment Exercise Meditation Nutrition TIME Health Breast Cancer yoga yoga cancer patients Source Type: news

FDA targets hundreds of ‘ rogue ’ websites illegally selling opioids and other prescription drugs
The Food and Drug Administration targeted more than 500 websites it said were illegally selling unapproved versions of prescription medications, including opioids, antibiotics and injectable epinephrine products, the agency said Monday. The action was part of a global operation called Pangea X, led by the international police organization Interpol. That group said the international enforcement effort, […]Related:Primal screams, blood and burns: What it’s like to survive a lightning strikeShe chose to die so she could give birth. Now her newborn is dead, too.Ivanka Trump reveals struggles with postpartum d...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increased serotonin 1A receptor availability in the raphe nuclei predicts future suicidal behaviour
Each year, suicide ends an estimated 800G Ç ë 000 lives worldwide.1 Thus, identifying risk factors of future suicidal behaviour is of great importance. Accumulating evidence for- á the last 40 years have linked suicide to alterations in the central serotonergic system,2 but prospective studies predicting future suicidal behaviour from brain serotonin measures are lacking.Brain serotonin 1A (n=100) and serotonin transporter (n=50)- á binding potentials were investigated in vivo in patients with major depressive disorder using positron emission tomography (PET) with the radiotracers [11C]WAY100635 a...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy for young people with suicide-related behaviour (Reframe-IT): a randomised controlled trial.
Conclusions The trial was underpowered due to difficulties recruiting participants as a result of the complex recruitment procedures that were used to ensure safety of participants. Although there were no significant differences between groups, young people were safely and generally well engaged in Reframe-IT and experienced decreases in suicidal ideation and other symptoms as well as improvements in CBT skills. The study is the first online intervention trial internationally to include young people demonstrating all levels of suicide risk.Clinical implications Integration of internet-delivered interventions for young peop...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Analysis of multisource data establishes wide-ranging antecedents of youth suicide in England.
Suicide is a leading cause of death among young people worldwide and an international public health concern.1 While research has established common risk factors that may serve as key components of suicide prevention strategies (eg, past suicidal behaviour, psychiatric disorders, substance abuse), little is known about specific antecedents of youth suicide. Knowing what factors precede youth suicide can help frame targets for intervention and identify promising sites for suicide prevention.The authors collected data from the Office for National Statistics about people aged 10G Ç ô 19- á years who died by...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Subthreshold hypomania affects half of patients with bipolar disorder presenting with depressive symptoms
It is well established that mixed features are a common presentation in bipolar disorder (BD).1 It is also previously reported that subthreshold depressive symptoms are common during hypomania and differentially affect female patients.2 Moreover, individuals with mixed features are more likely to present with greater illness complexity, higher rates of chronicity and non-recovery, as well as a less favourable course of illness.3 A total of 907 patients with bipolar disorder. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cost and Outcome of BehaviouRal Activation (COBRA): a randomised controlled trial of behavioural activation versus cognitive behavioural therapy for depression
Depression is a common, debilitating and costly disorder. The best-evidenced psychological therapy – cognitive–behavioural therapy (CBT) – is complex and costly. A simpler therapy, behavioural activation (BA), may be an effective alternative. To determine the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of BA compared with CBT for depressed adults at 12 and 18 months'follow-up, and to investigate the processes of treatments. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Applying deep neural networks to unstructured text notes in electronic medical records for phenotyping youth depression
Conclusion Our efforts are meant to demonstrate the potential for this type of approach for patient recruitment purposes but it should be noted that a larger sample size is required to build a truly reliable recommendation system.Clinical implications Future efforts will employ alternate neural network algorithms available and other machine learning methods (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Patients May Have Undiagnosed Depression
Mental health screening at start of and during cancer treatment is vital, study author says (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Oncology, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Antidepressants and weight gain: What's the connection?
In this article, learn why some antidepressants cause weight gain and what types of antidepressants are associated with changes in weight. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Cancer Patients May Have Undiagnosed Depression
Mental health screening at start of and during cancer treatment is vital, study author says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer, Cancer--Living with Cancer, Depression (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Patients May Have Undiagnosed Depression
MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2017 -- Depression is common, though often overlooked, in people with cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers assessed depression in 400 patients treated for cancer between 2013 and 2016 at University Hospital Cancer Center, in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

£1.4m mental health project to help school pupils
A trial is launched to help pupils showing early signs of anxiety, depression or self harm. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Patients May Have Undiagnosed Depression
Title: Cancer Patients May Have Undiagnosed DepressionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/25/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/25/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - September 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Depression: Is brain inflammation tied to suicidal thoughts?
A new study indicates that suicidal thoughts are associated with brain inflammation in the case of people diagnosed with major depression. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Child abuse affects brain wiring
(McGill University) For the first time, researchers have been able to see changes in the neural structures in specific areas of the brains of people who suffered severe abuse as children. The researchers believe that these changes may contribute to the emergence of depressive disorders and suicidal behavior. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer Patients May Have Undiagnosed Depression
Mental health screening at start of and during cancer treatment is vital, study author says (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - September 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Sleep Deprivation May Treat Depression. But Would It Ever Be Prescribed?
A number of studies have found that sleep deprivation may treat depression. But what to do with this information is unclear. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Study finds 75 percent of depressed cancer center patients were previously undiagnosed
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) A new study of patients at an urban cancer center points to a potentially serious problem that may limit the impact of clinical cancer care -- undiagnosed depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sexual harassment by colleagues may be associated with more severe depression
(BioMed Central) Employees who experience sexual harassment by supervisors, colleagues or subordinates in the workplace may develop more severe symptoms of depression than employees who experience harassment by clients or customers, according to a study involving 7,603 employees from across 1,041 organizations in Denmark. The research is published in the open-access journal BMC Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include physician-assisted suicide, preventing infection post-C-section in obese women, 12 year outcomes of bariatric surgery, and death among triathletes (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

North Korea: Trump Is a ‘Mentally Deranged Person’ Holding the ‘Nuclear Button’
North Korea’s foreign minister says U.S. President Donald Trump’s insult calling leader Kim Jong Un “rocket man” makes “our rocket’s visit to the entire US mainland inevitable all the more.” Ri Yong Ho called the American leader “a mentally deranged person full of megalomania and complacency” with his finger on the “nuclear button” and declared: “None other than Trump himself is on a suicide mission.” And he told world leaders on Saturday: “In case innocent lives of the U.S. are lost because of this suicide attack, Trump will be held totall...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized North Korea onetime Source Type: news

U.S. Flies Bombers Off North Korea Coast in Show of Force
The Pentagon says B-1B bombers from Guam and F-15 fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, have flown a mission in international airspace over the waters east of North Korea. The U.S. says it’s the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the Korean Peninsula that any American fighter or bomber has flown this century. Defense Department spokesman Dana White says in a statement that the mission shows how seriously the U.S. takes what he calls North Korea’s “reckless behavior.” His statement says the flights are a “demonstration of U.S. resolve and a clear message” that President ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime World Source Type: news

NFL Owners Should Stand Up to Donald Trump on National Anthem Protests
With his threat at the United Nations this past week to “totally destroy” North Korea if necessary, and his labeling of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a “Rocket Man” on a “suicide mission,” President Donald Trump escalated his war of words with a country flirting with a nuclear strike. Few world leaders at the General Assembly cheered him. On Friday, Trump got his applause — by hurling his “tough” talk at America’s de facto national pastime, NFL football. At a rally in Huntsville, Ala., in support of Republican Senator Luther Strange, Trump cursed some of its ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sean Gregory Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump NFL onetime Roger Goodell Source Type: news

Antidepressants are killing people: Risk of early death increased by 33%
(Natural News) There is no doubt that the intense stresses and pressures of modern life have left many people feeling depressed and unable to cope. While there are certainly people who have serious mental health issues and require therapy and other treatment to help them with their struggles, it is also true that antidepressant medications... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 'Mood spreads from person to person via social contagion'
A new study suggests that moods are contagious among circles of adolescent friends, and this is true both for negative and positive emotions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

She chose to die so she could have a baby. Now her husband has to bury them both.
Ten days after Nick DeKlyen buried his wife, he returned to Georgetown Cemetery in western Michigan to inter the daughter whom his wife had died to save, a tragic coda for a family confronted with a heart-rending decision five months ago when Carrie DeKlyen discovered she had a tumor. She was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer that […]Related:Primal screams, blood and burns: What it’s like to survive a lightning strikeShe chose to die so she could give birth. Now her newborn is dead, too.Ivanka Trump reveals struggles with postpartum depression on ‘Dr. Oz’ (S...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Community social support as a protective factor against suicide: a gender-specific ecological study of 75 regions of 23 European countries - Zadravec Šedivy N, Podlogar T, Kerr DCR, De Leo D.
By studying differences in suicide rates among different geographical regions one may identify factors connected to suicidal behaviour on a regional level. Many studies have focused on risk factors, whereas less is known about protective factors, such as s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The assessment effect of spiritual care on hopelessness and depression in suicide attempts - Heidari M, Borujeni MG, Rafiei H.
The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of spiritual care on hopelessness and depression among suicide attempts. This semi-experimental study that 60 suicide attempts and these samples were divided in to two cases and control groups. For case gr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Law enforcement and gun retailers as partners for safely storing guns to prevent suicide: a study in 8 Mountain West states - Runyan CW, Brooks-Russell A, Brandspigel S, Betz M, Tung G, Novins D, Agans R.
OBJECTIVES: To examine the extent to which law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and gun retailers are willing to offer voluntary, temporary storage as a part of an overall suicide prevention effort. METHODS: We invited all LEAs and gun retailers in 8 US... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Antidepressive effects of environmental enrichment in chronic stress-induced depression in rats - Seong HH, Park JM, Kim YJ.
Depression is caused by a variety of factors, especially stressful life events. Chronic stress-induced depression has detrimental effects on hippocampal integrity. Environmental enrichment (EE) is a beneficial intervention for improving anxiety, fear, and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cognition-emotion interaction as a predictor of adolescent depressive symptoms - Rudolph KD, Davis MM, Monti JD.
Given the sharp increase in rates of depression during adolescence, especially in girls, it is important to identify which youth are at greatest risk across this critical developmental transition. During the present research, we examined whether (a) indivi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study finds smartphone apps may reduce depression
Research by Western Sydney University found that smartphone apps may be an effective treatment option for patients with depression. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guns Help Explain Difference In Urban And Rural Suicide Rates
In Maryland, firearm suicide rates are 66 percent higher in rural counties than in urban counties. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Review: Depression therapy apps make a difference
Smartphone apps designed for those with depression can significantly reduce users ’ symptoms, according to the results of a recently published meta-analysis. While the findings are limited to those with mild-to-moderate depression, the apps’ consistent effect across age and gender suggest that the benefits are wide reaching. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 22, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

‘Mentally Deranged.’ Read Kim Jong Un’s Entire Response to Donald Trump
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has responded to President Donald Trump’s speech on Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly. During his speech, the U.S. President described Kim as a “Rocket Man” on a “suicide mission,” and said that if “forced to defend itself or its allies, [the U.S.] will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.” Two days later, Trump issued an executive order expanding the Treasury Department’s ability to target anyone conducting significant trade in goods, services or technology with North Korea and to ban them from the U.S. financial sys...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson Tags: Uncategorized Kim Jong Un North Korea onetime president trump Source Type: news

Hang Out With Happy People —It Might Be Contagious
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized mental health Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

WATCH: Aaron Hernandez's family suing NFL, Patriots
Doctors at Boston University determined Hernandez, a former New England Patriots star who committed suicide in prison, had an advanced form of the brain disease CTE. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Stable Weight Loss 12 Years After RYGB; 50% Had Diabetes Remission Stable Weight Loss 12 Years After RYGB; 50% Had Diabetes Remission
A study of severely obese patients who had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass at a US center finds weight loss was sustained from 6 to 12 years with better metabolic parameters, but with a rare increased risk of suicide.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Cedric Anselin: Ex Norwich City player on his fight against depression
Ex-Norwich City player Cedric Anselin said he considered taking his life. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cedric Anselin: Ex Norwich City player ion his fight against depression
Ex-Norwich City player Cedric Anselin said he considered taking his life. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The interactive effect of familial acculturative stress and hopelessness on suicidal ideation varies by immigration status among college students - Lane R, Miranda R.
OBJECTIVES: Based on acculturative family distancing theory, we examined whether familial acculturative stress interacted with hopelessness to predict suicidal ideation differentially among emerging adult immigrant versus non-immigrant college students. PA... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The emergency department: challenges and opportunities for suicide prevention - Asarnow JR, Babeva K, Horstmann E.
This article focuses on the ED and emergency services as service delivery sites for suicide prevention. Characteristics of EDs, models of emergency care, ED screening and brief inte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Risk factors leading to increased rehospitalization rates among adolescents admitted to an acute care child and adolescent psychiatric hospital - McCarthy L, Pullen LM, Savage J, Cayce J.
PROBLEM: Suicide is the third leading cause of death in adolescents in the United States, with suicidal behavior peaking in adolescence. Suicidal and self-harming behavior is often chronic, with an estimated 15-30% of adolescents who attempt suicide having... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Rape myth acceptance in sexually assaulted adolescents' school contexts: associations with depressed mood and alcohol use - Dworkin ER, Sessarego SN, Pittenger SL, Edwards KM, Banyard VL.
High school students exposed to sexual assault (SA) are at risk for negative outcomes like depressed mood and high-risk drinking. Although evidence suggests that both social contexts and internalized stigma can affect recovery from SA, no research to date ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Evaluating emotional and biological sensitivity to maternal behavior among self-injuring and depressed adolescent girls using nonlinear dynamics - Crowell SE, Butner JE, Wiltshire TJ, Munion AK, Yaptangco M, Beauchaine TP.
We examined mother-daughter behavioral and psychophysiological reactivity during a conflict discussion usi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Main predictors for repetition of suicidal behaviour among women referred to a single public sector tertiary care hospital in Iran - Mostafazadeh B, Farzaneh E.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the main predictors for repetition of suicidal behaviour among women. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at Loghman Hakim Hospital, Tehran, Iran, in 2014, and comprised women patients. The patients were divided i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Prior mental disorders and lifetime suicidal behaviors among US Army soldiers in the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS) - Millner AJ, Ursano RJ, Hwang I, J King A, Naifeh JA, Sampson NA, Zaslavsky AM, Stein MB, Kessler RC, Nock MK.
We report on associations of retrospectively reported temporally prior mental disorders and Army career characteristics with subsequent first onset of suicidal behaviors in a large, representative sample of US Army soldiers who participated in the Consolid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news